my town movers logo color 03
Close this search box.
Call Now
Moving Checklist for a Stress-Free Memphis Move

Moving Checklist for a Stress-Free Memphis Move

memphis moving checklist memphis move

Summer is right around the corner, and with it comes the urge for a fresh start! Maybe it’s a new job, a growing family, or simply a desire for a change of scenery. Whatever your reason for moving, My Town Movers Memphis is here to help you navigate the process with a smile (and minimal sweat) – even during the busy summer season. So, whether this a local move or a long-distance move, we can provide the essentials you’ll need to do it right and get your life back to normal.

This moving checklist will guide you through every step of planning and executing a smooth summer move with the help of our experienced team. So, grab a cold drink, find a shady spot, and let’s get started on creating a stress-free moving experience!

Part 1: Pre-Planning and Moving Checklist

1. Start Your Pre-Move Planning Early

Summer is peak moving season, so don’t wait until the last minute! Early intentional and careful planning is the best way to ensure your have a stress-free move. Contact My Town Movers Memphis as soon as you know your moving date so we can provide you with the right moving services. This allows us to secure the best crew and truck for your needs and ensures a smooth scheduling process.

Our moving coordinators will assist you with answering questions like:

Do you need professional packing services and / or unpacking services?

If you’re going to do your own packing, will you need any packing supplies or packing materials such as standard boxes, wardrobe boxes, packing tape, tie downs, etc.?

Will you need any storage services or do you already have a storage unit secured if necessary.

2. Determine A Budget For Your Move

Take into account all the potential costs associated with your move, including the cost of hiring professional movers like My Town Movers Memphis. Consider factors such as distance, size of your home, and whether you need any additional services like packing or storage.

It’s important to set a realistic budget early on in the planning process so that there are no surprises later on.

The cost of moving a household full of possessions can vary widely. According to the American Moving and Storage Association, the average cost of moving a 2-3 bedroom household of possessions within the same city (a local move) is around $2,300. The average cost moving these same items more than 500 miles (a long-distance move) is around $4,800. Both figures are based on 7,400 pounds of moving weight. However, because the cost of moving is based on many factors and can vary widely, be sure you’re looking at the details of your moving quotes before hiring a moving company.

3. Embrace the Declutter

Moving is the perfect excuse to purge! Dedicate some time each week to decluttering your belongings. Donate, sell, or recycle what you no longer need. A lighter load means less stress and potentially lower moving costs.

4. Create A Packing Plan and Moving Checklist

Moving to a new home can be an exciting adventure, but it can also be a stressful experience if not properly planned and organized. To ensure a stress-free summer move with My Town Movers, creating a packing plan and moving checklist is essential.

Start by setting aside some time to create a detailed packing plan. Begin by making a list of all the items that need to be packed, categorized by room . This will help you stay organized and ensure that nothing gets left behind.

5. Pack an Essential Items Box

As you declutter, pack an “essentials” box containing personal items you’ll need right away in your new home. Think toiletries, medications, chargers, a change of clothes, and a first-aid kit. This box will be a lifesaver on moving day when everything else is packed. We also suggest that you keep original copies of items like birth certificates and social security cards in this box.

6. Gather Your Paper Trail

Moving often requires notifying various services and updating your address. Start a file or use a checklist app to keep track of important documents like utility bills, insurance policies, and school records.

7. Research and Reserve Utilities

Schedule connection or transfer dates for utilities like electricity, gas, internet, and cable well in advance. The last thing you want on a hot summer day is a new home without air conditioning!

Part 2: Getting Move Quotes and Scheduling Your Move

1. Get Multiple Moving Quotes

Start getting moving quotes and be sure you’re asking each company for quotes on the same services so you can make an apples to apples comparison of the services provided and the costs. Make sure you keep copies. At My Town Movers, we provide a transparent pricing structure that ensures you know exactly what to expect. Our team will provide you with a quick and detailed quote that you can trust. And, unlike most moving companies, we have zero hidden fees and we don’t charge any service fees for items like trucks, fuel, etc.

2. Schedule Your Move

Once you have your quote and confirmed date, finalize your moving schedule with My Town Movers Memphis. We offer flexible scheduling to accommodate your needs and ensure a seamless move.

3. Leave the Heavy Items to Professional Movers

Let our experienced movers handle the heavy lifting! We have the expertise and equipment to ensure your belongings are packed, loaded, transported, and unloaded safely and efficiently.

4. Summer-Proof Your Memphis Move

Moving in the heat can be tiring. Discuss any summer-specific concerns you have with your My Town Movers Memphis representative. We can offer tips on packing heat-sensitive items or suggest scheduling your move for cooler hours of the day, if possible.

5. Stay Hydrated and Cool

Pack plenty of water and cool drinks for yourself and the movers on moving day. Beat the summer heat by wearing light, comfortable clothing and sunscreen.

Part 3: Settling In and Making Your New House a Home

1. Unpack the Essentials Items Box First

Prioritize unpacking your essentials box and any other boxes containing items you’ll need right away. This will make your first night in your new home more comfortable and less stressful.

2. Connect Utilities

Ensure all utilities are connected and funcionando (Spanish for functioning) before the summer heat sets in.

3. Change Your Address

Don’t forget to officially change your address with the post office, financial institutions, credit card companies, and other important services.

4. Explore And Get to Know Your New Neighborhood

Take advantage of the warm weather by exploring your new neighborhood! Visit parks, shops, and local attractions. Introduce yourself to your neighbors and start building new connections.

Bonus Tip: Embrace the Memphis Summer!

Memphis comes alive in the summer! Enjoy outdoor concerts, visit the Memphis Zoo, or cool off at a waterpark. Immerse yourself in the city’s vibrant culture and create lasting summer memories in your new home.

By following this checklist and partnering with My Town Movers Memphis, you can ensure your summer move is a stress-free, positive experience. Let us take the load off so you can focus on the excitement of a new chapter! We are one of the highest reviewed full-service moving companies in the  Memphis area. We can move your fragile items, specialty items, delicate items, all household items, and even those valuable items that mean so much to you.

Remember, choosing a reputable Memphis moving company like My Town is essential. Using the cheapest moving company often leads to a difficult move. So, while you don’t have to spend a fortune, don’t settle for the cheapest quote you receive.

10 Week Pre-Move Timeline and Checklist
Download for Free
Follow Us and Join Our Community
Visitors Also Like to Read
Finally, get moving and have peace of mind.
We are the Memphis areas favorite local and long-distance moving company for residential moves, apartment moves, senior assisted living moves, and commercial office moves.